Festival of Trees

dR Daily 11/25/20: Shop the Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees used to be confined to one big venue, Clearwater’s Long Center. Now the trees are all over the place — and, whether they’re wildly creative, delightfully decorative or just plain fun, each one purchased raises money for The Arc Tampa Bay and its programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

For an overview, got to festivaloftreestampabay.com. Click on “Trees & Wreaths” to see what’s still available, and act quick because a good number have already been sold (impressive, since the festival began just four days ago). You’ll also find a map on the site to the 40 “pop-up” locations in north and central Pinellas where you can see the trees and wreaths in person. (Purchases can be completed in stores or online.) A great starting point: Westfield Countryside Mall. There’s a pop-up shop there that’s filled with trees, including the three splendiferous numbers being raffled off by presenting sponsor AmeriLife. (Enter the raffle here.)

Look for my interview with AmeriLife’s Nathan Hightower about his company’s longtime involvement in the Festival in the current issue of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, soon to be appearing in fine mailboxes all over Tampa Bay and available now in a digital edition.

The 36th Annual Festival of Trees: “It’s Christmas Time in the City,” through Dec. 4, festivaloftreestampabay.com.

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